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May 2016
£5

Better Alone – Frank Field MP

Friday, 20 May, 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Sherborne Abbey, Abbey Close
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LQ United Kingdom
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Veteran MP Frank Field returns to Sherborne as part of our series of events exploring the EU Referendum. He has long campaigned for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU writing in his blog in 2013: the majority of the country will hopefully make their views known in a second vote, which should be held once we have a much clearer idea about what future shape the EU is likely to take.  Our aim, surely, should be to change the EU. And…

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June 2016
£5

Better Together – Gary Streeter MP

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Gary Streeter MP Gary Streeter MP is the Chair of Christians in Parliament and the Conservative Member of Parliament for South West Devon. He served as a junior minister in the Lord Chancellor's Department under John Major from 1996 until the defeat of the Major Government in 1997, and was Shadow Secretary of State for International Development in the Shadow Cabinet of William Hague from 1998 until the new Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith returned him to the backbenches in 2001.…

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Out of Egypt – Bishop Angaelos

Monday, 20 June, 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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We are delighted to welcome His Grace Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox church to talk to us about The Coptic Orthodox Church. We hear little of the Coptic Church in this country, typically only when it is the victim of persecution in its homeland. We look forward to hearing more from His Grace. His Grace Bishop Angaelos Anba Angaelos was consecrated in 1999 as a General Bishop (a rank between auxiliary bishop and chorbishop) in the United Kingdom of…

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October 2016
£5

The Evangelicals

Monday, 3 October, 2016 @ 19:30
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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We welcome today Revd Dr David Spriggs. David is no stranger to Sherborne. His brother John lived here for many years until his death last year and was a member of the Abbey choir for much of his time in Sherborne. When planning this series of lectures on different expressions of church David sprang readily to mind as someone well qualified to speak for the Evangelical Churches. Evangelical Churches can be found in many denominations and their witness has had,…

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January 2017
£5

On this Rock

Monday, 16 January @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Mgr Robert Draper, Vicar General of Plymouth RC Diocese, explores the place of the Roman Catholic church as part of global church in the 21st century. Until 1517 the RC church was the church in the West and Catholicism still brings its own unique contribution to the wider church. In recent years the election of Pope Francis in 2013 has brought a sense of refreshment and renewal with ecumenical initiatives and reforms at the Vatican. Where does this leave the…

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February 2017
£5

Rock of Ages

Wednesday, 1 February @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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The Revd Richard Coles The Revd Richard Coles has enjoyed a varied career. He trained as a classical musician but soon found himself playing keyboards with Jimmy Somerville as half of the pop duo The Communards. He is familiar to many as the presenter of Radio 4's Saturday Live and as a regular guest on Radio 3’s Nightwaves, Newsnight Review and Have I got News for You. So how on earth does he come to find himself as the Vicar…

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April 2017
£5

Here I Stand

Monday, 24 April @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Revd Guntars Reboks We are delighted to welcome the Abbey's very own Revd Guntars Reboks, himself a priest of the Latvian Lutheran Evangelical Church Overseas, to explore with us the contribution of Lutheranism to Global Church. On the 31st of October 1517 a German monk and theologian named Martin Luther pinned a document to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg protesting against the abuse of indulgences in the teaching and practice of the Church of his day. Within just…

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June 2017
£5

The Vicar’s Tale

Monday, 5 June @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Revd Nelva Moss 5th June 7.30pm Celebrating Women's Priestly Ministry Twenty five years ago this year the General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood. This decision changed the nature of the Church of England fundamentally by releasing the gifts and ministry of women within the priesthood of all believers. In 1989 Nelva was a stay-at-home mum anticipating a return to teaching. In 1990 she began training for ordination. Why and…

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The Chaplain’s Tale

Monday, 19 June @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Celebrating Women's Priestly Ministry Twenty five years ago this year the General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood. This decision changed the nature of the Church of England fundamentally by releasing the gifts and ministry of women within the priesthood of all believers. Revd Preb. Angela Berners-Wilson Angela Berners-Wilson was the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in the Church of England. Presently the Rector of the Quantock…

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August 2017
£40

Painting and Prayer

Tuesday, 1 August @ 10:00 - 15:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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with Cecily Dodwell & Yolanda White. This one day Workshop on Tuesday 1st August, 2017 will be a journey stepping out of our busy lives into a space for exploration, drawing on imagination. The focus will NOT be on a finished Painting. We will begin with a series of quick intuitive explanatory Drawings then move on into colour. This will be time of reflection and short Meditative Prayers. Artists from the last two centuries broke with tradition freeing us from…

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